While summer is still upon us, one of the biggest harbingers of fall will soon be on the landscape. Pumpkin spice EVERYTHING, including Starbucks’ infamous whipped-cream topped and spice-dusted milky espresso beverage, is about to take over.
Now the coffee super chain has revealed their official launch of fall, aka the arrival of the mighty Pumpkin Spice Latte, will be Tuesday, August 27. Brace yourselves.
This is the 16th year the PSL has been a part of the collective cultural zeitgeist in North America. Invented in a Starbucks test kitchen in Seattle in 2003, that first year the now-infamous coffee drink was only available in 100 Starbucks stores in Vancouver, B.C. and Washington, D.C.
Fast forward a sweet 16 years later and here we are.
You can have your PSL any way you like these days – in a cool frapp or with non-dairy alternatives (though heads up, that Pumpkin Spice Latte base sauce contains dairy). What a time to be alive!
Sweaters, scarves, boots…falling leaves and chilly nights, and pumpkin spiced products galore are on the horizon, whether we are ready or not. Can you handle it?